For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Christine Padilla, CATS
CATS, MACLA/MOVIMIENTO DE ARTE Y CULTURA LATINO AMERICANA
& PIN@Y COMMUNITY VENTURE
PRESENT THE PREMIERE OF DREAM CYPHER
San Jose, California – April 16-18, 2004 - San Jose based organizations
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS), MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y
Cultura Latino Americana, and Pin@y Community Venture (PCV) collaborate
to present the premiere of Dream Cypher, a production by up and coming
playwrights Tony Santa Ana and Lorenz Dumuk. This story explores the
mind of Ilawan, a young teenager. In his room, events and objects cause
him to reflect on issues of identity, family, love and spirituality.
He imagines these dilemmas through various forms of performance art.
Through his inner journey, Ilawan discovers the answers to his own questions.
Cypher showcases a talented cast of emerging local artists. This multimedia
production utilizes elements of live music, poetry, dance, song and
digital video. Parts of the narrative are written by the playwrights,
however all actors have written and performed their own poetic pieces.
The aim of this production is to tap into new, local talent and push
the limits of theater.
Dates and Ticket Information
Castellano Playhouse, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
510 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA
Opening Gala – Friday, April 16, 2004, 8PM ($18)
Saturday, April 17, 2004, 2PM & 8PM ($12), Sunday, April 18, 2004,
Tickets & Info: www.dreamcypher.com
Cypher is made possible by the unique collaboration of CATS,
MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, and PCV.
CATS (Contemporary Asian Theater Scene) is a San Jose based, non-profit
organization committed to presenting Asian Pacific American arts in
Silicon Valley, by providing high quality, thought provoking, educational,
and innovative programming which communicates Asian Pacific American
experiences to all communities.
is funded by the city of San Jose; Arts Council Silicon Valley; California
Arts Council; Community Foundation Silicon Valley; Applied Materials,
Lucia Cha, our generous donors, volunteers, and audience.
MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana -
MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana is an energizing
contemporary arts space where Latino artists create and showcase new
work in the visual, literary, and performance arts to help define, interpret,
and transform society.
de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana gratefully recognizes support from
the following: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts the David
& Lucile Packard Foundation, the City of San Jose, Arts Council
Silicon Valley, the Castellano Family Foundation, and MACLA members.
Pin@y Community Venture (PCV), read "Pinay/Pinoy Community Venture,"
the organization of community leaders came together to enhance the community
consciousness of the Pilipino community. The symbol "@" represents
the combination of "a" from "Pinay" or female Pilipina,
and "o" from "Pinoy" or male Pilipino. As a symbol
of technology and progress, this Pin@y Generation inspires collective
action for personal growth and social transformation. The organization
serves as a support network and a resource guide for Pilipino American
community workers throughout the nation with a community base in the
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